Category Archives: Holiday

"2021 Happy New Year" written in gold

Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the 2021 Kia Sorento in Tampa

New Year’s Eve 2021 Events and Celebrations in Tampa Bay 

One of the most memorable years in history is about to come to an end and Kia Motors America is the official sponsor of this year’s New Year’s Eve Countdown. Not only is Kia welcoming the arrival of a much-needed 2021 year, but it is marking its arrival with the groundbreaking 2021 Kia Sorento SUV. Kia began a campaign for the arrival of 2021 early this month by sending the Sorento across the U.S. to One Times Square with the iconic “2021” New Year’s Eve numerals in tow for this year’s Ball Drop. With New Year’s Eve 2021 just days away, many around Tampa Bay are looking for safe and socially distanced events and celebrations to plan for their last night of 2020.  

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Where to Find Santa Around Tampa Bay and St Petersburg

2020 Santa Photo Opportunities and Visits Near New Port Richey 

What better way is there to remember the holiday season than with a photo with Santa? The Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg areas are along Santa’s path up to the North Pole for Christmas Eve, meaning he’s making plenty of pit stops around here on his way. This guide to 2020 Santa photo opportunities and visits near New Port Richey will give you spots to find Santa around Tampa Bay this December.  

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Outdoor Holiday Attractions and Light Shows Near New Port Richey

Where to View Holiday Lights Around Tampa Bay 2020 

Families around Tampa Bay are searching for outdoor holiday attractions and light shows to enjoy the start of their holiday season this year. The New Port Richey area is full of fun holiday excitement this year and there are plenty of safe outdoor events for families to enjoy. Find out where you can view holiday lights around Tampa Bay this year in this local guide from Friendly Kia.  

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Where to Get Your Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 Near Tampa

2020 Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout and Curbside Options Tampa Bay FL 

Families all around Tampa Bay have been feeling the effects that COVID-19 has been having on day-to-day life. Now with the holidays just around the corner, many are wondering how they can celebrate Thanksgiving this year. As many families are choosing to stay home this year, a lot of us around Tampa Bay aren’t feeling up to making an entire traditional Thanksgiving meal. That’s where takeout and curbside dining options come in.  

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Are Any Tampa Bay Haunted Houses Open This October?

Haunted Houses Halloween 2020 Near Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater 

One of the staple activities for many folks during the Halloween season is to have themselves scared half to death at a local haunted house. Whether it’s blood and gore that scares you best or jump scares and spiders, the Halloween 2020 haunted houses around Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater are sure to do the trick.  

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Is Trick or Treating Happening in Florida this Year?

Tampa Bay Halloween Trick or Treating Times and Alternatives 2020 

Everything these days feels up in the air for most as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter events and holiday plans. With Halloween just two weeks away, many Tampa Bay locals are wondering if trick or treating is happening in Florida this year. While things are still up in the air for many places around Tampa Bay, some towns have confirmed that trick or treating will go on as usual for Halloween 2020.  

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What Fall Activities Are Going on In Tampa?

Corn Mazes and Fall Activities 2020 Near Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota 

Fall festivities are here and with the year we have all had there’s no better solution to the 2020-blues than by enjoying activities from our childhood. Corn mazes and fun fall activities are popping up all around Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota this month and our guide is here to give you a look at what fun there is to be had in our area.  

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Want Cookout Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2020? Here’s Your Guide!

Local Butcher Shops for Labor Day 2020 Tampa Bay  

Many typical Tampa Bay-area Labor Day traditions have been canceled or postponed this year to help locals stay safe and healthy as social distancing guidelines are still strongly enforced. While Labor Day around Tampa will look a little different this year, one thing will remain the same and that is that backyard cookouts will be going on all around town this upcoming holiday weekend.  

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Are Any St. Patrick’s Day Events Going on This Year in Tampa?

Tampa Bay St. Patrick’s Day River Festivals 2020  

The Tampa Bay area is full of fun and exciting things to do for St. Patrick’s Day 2020. With more than one St. Patrick’s Day river-themed festival going on, you may be wondering what fun activities each festival is offering. Check out the events listed below to see what’s going on at each of these Tampa Bay St. Patrick’s Day river festivals so you can start planning your weekend of green. 

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